Former Democratic presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is now running as an independent, has expressed his endorsement for reparations for black Americans.
This controversial policy is aimed at addressing the historical legacy of slavery.
A section of his campaign website under “Civil Rights” and “Racial Healing” claims that we “must” allocate federal tax funds for “black infrastructure.”
“Communities that were specifically targeted for destruction need to be specifically targeted for repair,” according to his campaign website.
“During Jim Crow, Black banks, businesses, hospitals, schools, and farms were targeted for destruction. Racists knew that without these, the Black community had no chance of building wealth. We must set federal dollars aside to rebuild Black infrastructure,” it continues.
In a now-removed paragraph, Kennedy provided more details about his plan to provide “direct redress payments or tax credits to the descendants of the victims of Jim Crow and other victims of persecution.”
“These programs complement direct redress payments or tax credits to the descendants of the victims of Jim Crow and other victims of persecution,” the website states. “RFK Jr. will find ways to offer this redress that are legal, fair, and win the approval of Americans of all races.”
Kennedy also addressed the topic of reparations in a July interview, asserting that these programs are “less likely to contribute to polarization between blacks and whites because it benefits everybody. Everybody, even people who are Trumpers … everybody wants business to work and to flourish.”
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